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Old 10-02-11, 12:24 PM   #1
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commuting tires and fenders for 29er

Hello everyone,

I have ordered the Cube LTD SL 29 2012, and I am looking for tires and clip on fenders for the bike.*

The problem is that I don't know whether the fork and the frame of the bike have enough clearance to mount i.e. a big apple tire
and secondly if any of the mudguards I have found can cover the tire and provide adequate protection.


I have found these tires
Schwalbe Big Apple Liteskin Tyre - Kevlar Guard at 2.00 or 2.35 width
http://www.chainreactioncycles.com/M...?ModelID=70856

and Marathon Plus Reflex at 32mm width
http://www.probikekit.com/eu/tyres-t...tyre-32mm.html


and also these mudguards
SKS Race Blade XL
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...e%20Blade%20XL

Zefal Sheild Snap-On Mudguard
http://www.zefal.com/zefal/produit.php?key=232

I have chosen these fenders because I think that the bike doesn't have eyelets(in front) and also doesn't have place for the screwed mudguards (in front)

Thank you in advance for any help you can give me



* the bike specs can be found here
Cube LTD 29 SL 2012
fork: Fox Evolution 32 Float 29 RL, 100mm, Lockout
wheelset: Sun Ringlé Radium wheelset, 32 spokes, QR
tires: Schwalbe Rapid Rob Performance 29x2.25
rims: Schwalbe MTB SV19 29

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Old 10-02-11, 12:29 PM   #2
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The bike has eyelets at the rear for bolt-on mudguards but its hard to see at the fork.
Before anyone can advise on tyres, how far will you commute, on what type of surface and what kind of load.
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Old 10-02-11, 01:10 PM   #3
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The bike has eyelets at the rear for bolt-on mudguards but its hard to see at the fork.
Before anyone can advise on tyres, how far will you commute, on what type of surface and what kind of load.
I am going to commute for 20 to 30 kilometers per day. The surface will be 90% road with some potholes and 10% pavement. When you are talking about load I guess you mean my weight plus any other weight I will have with me. So I weight 70kg and my backpack is about 10 to 15kg. Additional load at the bike (lock, rack, etc will be about 2.5kg). I think thats all.


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At the following link, hovering over the picture you can have a pretty nice zoom of the bike. I think I saw the rear eyelets you are talking about, but I can't see any front eyelets also
http://www.cube.eu/29er/ltd-sl-29/

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This might also help. Here are some pictures of the SL and two other models pro and acid which have the same frame but different forks
SL (the one I have ordered)
www.cube.eu/uploads/pics/29-ltd-sl_d-9.jpg
www.cube.eu/uploads/pics/29-ltd-sl_d-8.jpg
www.cube.eu/uploads/pics/29-ltd-sl_d-7.jpg
www.cube.eu/uploads/pics/29-ltd-sl_d-4.jpg
www.cube.eu/uploads/pics/29-ltd-sl_d-2.jpg

pro
www.cube.eu/uploads/pics/29-ltd-pro_d-6.jpg
www.cube.eu/uploads/pics/29-ltd-pro_d-4.jpg

acid
www.cube.eu/uploads/pics/29-acid_d-6.jpg
www.cube.eu/uploads/pics/29-acid_d-5.jpg
www.cube.eu/uploads/pics/29-acid_d-4.jpg

It seems that at the rear I could mount a stable mudguard. At the front I am not sure (I guess it has to do with the fox fork). You can also see the clearance for the tire at these pictures.

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A 32mm commuter tyre should be fine. Schwalbe Marathon is a good standard model. The Marathon Plus has extra puncture resistance.
Big Apples are nice tyres, I used the 26" for a 2x6 mile commute but its better suited to cruising round town and riding cobbles than for faster, longer commutes.
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Thanks MichaelW for answering.

Is it possible to configure from the photos what is the maximum width of tyre I can mount? Also, what do you think of the mudguards.
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For actual commuting the Marathon Plus are the better choice. They are relatively heavy and slow-rolling, but they will not slow you down as much as stopping to repair a flat tire will.

People have had junk go through the sidewalls, but you have to try pretty hard to make anything go through the center tread section.

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The 2.3-inch Big Apples are good in other uses but not this. They can rub on chains under some circumstances, and it's tough to find full fenders that are TALL enough to fit around them.

The suspension fork won't mount a normal fender, but there are MTB fenders just for suspension forks that will. They are smaller than full-length fenders however, and won't keep you as clean.
For the rear you may need a MTB-specific fender also. (-a full-suspension MTB is not really the ideal choice for commuting-)
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For actual commuting the Marathon Plus are the better choice. They are relatively heavy and slow-rolling, but they will not slow you down as much as stopping to repair a flat tire will.
Check the Schwalbe Marathon Supremes in Kevlar bead. Much lighter than Plus. I have the 40c and really like them.
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Check the Schwalbe Marathon Supremes in Kevlar bead. Much lighter than Plus. I have the 40c and really like them.
OK. Thank you both Ridefreemc and Doug5150 for your answers.

I wanted to try a fat tyre, cause I've heard that they don't slow you down and you can get a better grip from those. I know I can find a variaty of tyre widths for those tyres (listed bellow)
Marathon Plus
47-622 (28 x 1.75)
42-622 (28 x 1.60, 700 x 40C)
40-622 (28 x 1.50, 700 x 38C)
32-622 (28 x 1 1/4, 700 x 32C)

Marathon Supreme
50-622 (28 x 2.00)
32-622 (28 x 1.25, 700 x 32C)
42-622 (28 x 1.60, 700 x 40C)
28-622 (28 x 1.10, 700 x 28C

and some mudguards which could fit the bike and the tyre.

SKS Race Blade XL is 32c mudguard but that it can take a 35mm tyre
http://www.evanscycles.com/products/...e%20Blade%20XL
Zefal Sheild Snap-On Mudguard can take up to 35mm tyre
http://www.zefal.com/zefal/produit.php?key=232
and
Zefal No Mud which has a Blade width of 65mm!!!
http://www.zefal.com/zefal/produit.php?key=244001

But I am not sure the max tyre width that can be mounted at the bike. Can anyone figure it out from the pictures given at my previous post? Or does anyone have a fox 32 fork and knows the max tyre width that can be mounted on the bike?

Thank you all
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